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Part of the Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Ouest group, a segment of the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)— Greater Paris University Hospitals Group (the coordination and administration center for all public hospitals in the Paris area), Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou (HEGP) is situated in the 15th arrondissement (district) of western Paris, and serves around 600,000 people. The hospital is known for its expertise in treating adults with cardiovascular and renal conditions as well as cancer and emergency medicine. It has modern infrastructure and state of the art technical facilities, including powerful imagery and radiology equipment.

Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou – HEGP is part of the Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Ouest group, which employs 4,520 professionals, including 950 medical professionals.

Together, the group’s hospitals offer 1,160 beds, and dealt with over 85,000 hospitalizations, as well as over 50,000 visits to the Emergency Department, in 2013

Built in 1990, HEGP is one of Paris’s most modern hospitals, offering cutting-edge medical, surgical and technical services.

The group operates at the forefront of medical technology, and uses some of the world’s most modern equipment:

  • 2 gamma cameras
  • 2 IRM
  • 3 scanners
  • 2 TEP-SCAN
  • 6 digital angiograph machines
  • 8 hemodialysis machines
  • 4 CEC
  • 36 scanners
  • 3 particle accelerators
  • 24 operating theaters (including 4 for outpatient surgery)
  • 1 surgical robot

In the latest rankings of French Hospitals by the ‘Le Point’ magazine, leading French weekly newsmagazine, HEGP was ranked first in France for the treatment of kidney cancer and hypertension, as well as 2nd for gynecology cancer and 6th for breast cancer. It was also in the top 10 for global cancer treatments and global cardiology.

The expertise of the teams of the Hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou has led to several departments being named as national reference centers, including the following:

  • Reception center for patients genetically predisposed to colorectal cancer
  • National reference center for hereditary renal disease in children and adults
  • National reference center for rare vascular diseases
  • National Reference Center for pneumococci
  • Integrated Centre for cancer study
  • Center for geriatric cancers
  • Center of expertise in six specialties: intestinal; ear, nose and throat; blood; thoracic and urology.

Outpatient Surgery

The Hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou specializes in outpatient surgery. The team offers procedures in the following areas:

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand surgery
  • Digestive surgery
  • ENT
  • Vascular surgery
  • Urology
  • Gynecology
  • Plastic surgery

Robot surger 

The hospital has used a robot surgical arm for ENT and neck surgery, gynecological and breast cancer and urology.

Robotic surgery has many advantages, for both patients and professionals. Procedures performed with a robot enable precise, minimally invasive surgery with a shorter operation time, decreased risk of complications and reduced length of hospital stay. For the surgeon, using a robot allows an unsurpassed accuracy, miniaturized tools and 3D vision.

Main departments

Surgical center for gynecological and breast cancers

The center treats gynecological cancers (of the ovaries, the uterus or the vulva) through the use of advanced techniques such as laparoscopy, robot-assisted surgery and Intra Peritoneal Chemo hyperthermia.

It also treats breast cancers, offering oncoplasty and breast reconstruction surgery.

Finally, the center is engaged in several areas of research, especially in the development of personalized medicine.

Cardiology

The Cardiology department offers the latest innovations in the management and monitoring of cardiovascular patients, whether they have common diseases (such as angina, infarction, rhythm problems, heart failure or damage to the arteries or valves), very severe disease or rarer congenital or hereditary conditions requiring high levels of diagnostic and therapeutic expertise.

The center is staffed by leading doctors in their fields, working in a highly technical environment to offer treatments including angioplasty, stents, cardiac assistance, percutaneous valves, ablation, pacemakers and ICDs. The center works extensively with access scanners and MRI, and is involves in preventative patient education. The center works in close cooperation with the cardiovascular surgeons of the HECP.

Cardiovascular Surgery

Specialist surgical treatment for conditions of the heart and major vessels, including transplants. The department offers both pre- and post-operative care for cardiac patients.

Digestive Surgery

The general and oncological digestive surgery department offers three centers of excellence: digestive oncology (colorectal cancers); endocrine surgery (obesity and adrenal) and emergency surgery.

Orthopedic Surgery

The orthopedic department offers:

  • Spinal surgery (sciatica, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, spinal deformities, scoliosis and kyphosis)
  • Trauma surgery
  • General orthopedics
  • Surgery of the hand, peripheral nerves and prosthetic surgery (hip, knee and shoulder replacement)

Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

This department complements the activity of the gynecological surgery team with a new method of breast reconstruction microsurgery for breast cancer patients.

General and oncological thoracic surgery and lung transplants

The service treats primary or secondary lung cancer and pleural cancers including pleural mesothelioma, as well as all tumors of the mediastinum and the chest wall.

The service also treats chest diseases, including complications from tuberculosis or atypical mycobacterial infections, benign tumors, congenital anomalies (cysts, sequestration, malformation), diaphragm anomalies (hernias, paralysis),), diseases of the lymphatic system (lymphangioma, Lymphedema, Chylothorax and Chylopéritoine), lung transplantation (Adult and pediatric, mainly in young patients with cystic fibrosis).

The team includes a world-renowned surgeon who specializes in the treatment of lymphedema, treating both congenital forms and complications after lymph node dissection for breast cancer.

Surgery of the hands, upper limbs and peripheral nerves

The unit supports all the pathologies of the upper limbs and peripheral nerves, and especially sports pathologies such as Carpal tunnel syndrome and traumatic brachial plexus palsy.

Genetics

The Genetics department provides genetic expertise for adult pathologies including a variety of cancers (hereditary adrenal, gastrointestinal, breast/ovarian, hereditary cardiovascular and renal diseases) as well as a laboratory for genetic testing for these pathologies.

Hepatic-gastroenterology and digestive endoscopy

This department specializes in the treatment of diseases and cancers if the digestive system, the liver and the biliary tract, especially celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Two reference centers have been recognized by the French Institute of Cancer for monitoring patients at a high genetic risk of developing colorectal cancer and for the management of malignant complications of celiac disease. A suite of five digestive endoscopy rooms enables all diagnostic endoscopy procedures (including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy and video capsule) and therapeutic interventions including EUS, ERCP, digestive aids, radiofrequency, endoscopic mucosal resection and dissection) and is particularly specialized in minimally invasive treatment of digestive cancers.

Hepato-gastroenterology and digestive oncology

This department treats patients with tumors in their digestive tract or in connected bodies, such as the esophagus, the stomach, the intestines, the colon, the rectum, the anus, the liver, the biliary tract, the pancreas and the peritoneum.

Hypertension, renal and and cardiovascular disease

Vascular risk factors including high blood pressure are mitigated by medical treatment. Resistant hypertension can be treated with drugs which directly affect the kidneys and the adrenal and renal arteries.

The department has been recognized as a ‘Hypertension Center of Excellence’ by the European

Hypertension Society

Biological Immunology

Head of department: Prof. Eric TARTOUR

The biological immunology department comprises five areas:

  • Supplement,
  • Autoimmunity,
  • Cytometry,
  • Specialized proteins,
  • Vaccine Immunomonitoring (in association with CIC-BT Vaccinology at the Hôpital Cochin) and oncology.

The department is a reference for the dosage of supplements for AP-HP and offers specialized techniques for the detection and classification of T lymphocytes, the search for autoantibodies and the analysis of tumor microenvironment. The department’s biologists are associated with teams from INSERM to facilitate the development of innovative techniques.

Clinical Immunology

The department specializes in the treatment of pathologies linked to immunosuppression resulting from infection with HIV and complications resulting from organ transplants.

Internal medicine

 The department supports patients requiring hospitalization from the emergency department, especially when they have diseases affecting several organs or unexplained symptoms.

It specializes in difficult diagnoses, complex multiple pathologies and rare illnesses (including autoimmune illnesses, vasculitis and inflammatory rheumatism) either in consultation or in hospital.

The department is the National Reference Center for the treatment of adult patients with sickle cell disease. 

Vascular medicine

The Vascular Medicine Department is the only department in AP-HP which dedicated to the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases, including peripheral arterial occlusive and venous thromboembolism.

With its specific expertise and long experience in the field, the department often diabetic patients requiring comprehensive care, working in partnership with the interventional radiology, vascular surgery and diabetology.

The department is also the reference center for rare vascular diseases, taking charge of conditions such as Ehlers Danlos vascular syndrome, Buerger’s disease and Takayasu’s arteritis. The vascular exploration laboratory allows the department to carry out more than 3500 vascular Doppler tests per year, and to use innovative exploration techniques of the arterial wall. This department works in a strong collaboration Corentin-Celton Hospital for specialized monitoring of chronic trophic disorder patients.

Nephrology and Dialysis

This department takes care of patients requiring and artificial kidney or renal transplantation. It also specializes in the treatment of patients with common (hypertension, diabetes) or rare (vasculitis, autoimmune diseases) kidney diseases to offer the best diagnostic and innovative therapeutic approaches.

Urology

The department offers care and treatment for all pathologies of the male and female urinary tract. Recognized for its management of kidney cancer, kidney disease and kidney transplantation, it is a reference center for cancer of the urinary tract, kidneys and prostate.

National Reference Center for rare vascular disorders

The center offers specialized care and regular monitoring of conditions, which can be either hereditary or acquired, including:

  • Takayasu’s arteritis,
  • Ehlers-Danlos vascular syndrome,
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia,
  • Buerger’s disease,
  • Familial bicuspid aortic valve.

When a genetic disease is suspected, patients create a family tree in association with a genetic counselor.

The reference center organizes and coordinates basic research and clinical research protocols in order to better understand, and ultimately better treat rare diseases

Center of reference for hereditary renal conditions in children and adults

The genetics laboratory headed by Professor Jeunemaitre at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital (HEGP), undertakes the study of genes responsible for hereditary tubulopathies such Gitelman syndrome, Bartter syndrome, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, Dent’s tubular acidosis syndrome, hypocalcaemia and familial hypocalcemia.

The immunology laboratory group led by Dr. Bacchi-Frémeaux studies the genetic factors involved in hemolytic syndrome and atypical uremics.

Clinical Research team

Due to the large number of research protocols managed or supervised at the AP-PH, the DRCD created the Clinical Research teams, allowing the decentralized management of projects.

Clinical Investigation Center

The Clinical Investigation Centre is a mixed clinical research structure jointly affiliated to APHP-Inserm which has a multi-thematic unit led by Prof. Michel Azizi, and a clinical epidemiology unit led by Prof. Gilles Chatellier. It includes a multi-thematic inpatient unit with six beds, a consulting unit open to investigators, a laboratory for research in the field of endocrinology of water metabolism and salt, and an administrative unit with an archival document area.

Cancer Research and Personalized Medicine (CARPEM)

The CARPEM project aims better to understand the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, as well as the relationship between a tumor and its microenvironment, in order to improve cancer care.? The CARPEM program focuses on tumors of the digestive system, the lung, head and neck, the kidneys, the endocrine system and hematologic cancers.

CARPEM has three major objectives, which are facilitated by interdisciplinary research projects, and our epidemiological colleagues:

  1. Identification of prognostic biomarkers, and genetic and immunological predictors
  2. Development of new therapeutic approaches
  3. Integration of ethical concerns

CARPEM brings together 22 research teams across three hospital sites (Georges Pompidou, Cochin/Hôtel Dieu and the hematology department of Necker Hospital). It involves around 350 full time researchers and doctors.

PARCC

Opened in 2009, PARCC (the Paris Cardiovascular Research Center) is a mixed research unit dedicated to high quality research in cardiovascular disease closely associated with medical activity.

PARCC is divided into two distinct entities:

  1. PARCC itself is a mixed research unit led by Alain Tedgui, with an international vocation in the field of basic and translational research on cardiovascular diseases. It combines multiple approaches including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, molecular imaging, integrative physiology, pharmacology, genetics and epidemiology.
  2. The Biosurgery research lac, which is part of the Carpentier Foundation and is managed by Pr. Philippe Menasch”. It aims to develop young researchers from university hospitals or other public scientific and technical establishments. Research focuses on cell therapy, induced tissue transformations, neuro-oncology, robotics and new surgical intervention techniques.